Memoirs of the First Forty-five Years of the Life of James Lackington: The Present Bookseller...

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Página 163 - If I am right, thy grace impart, Still in the right to stay; If I am wrong, oh teach my heart To find that better way...
Página 133 - Since every man who lives, is born to die, And none can boast sincere felicity, With equal mind, what happens, let us bear, Nor joy, nor grieve too much for things beyond our care. Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end. Even kings but play; and when their part is done, Some other, worse or better, mount the throne.
Página 181 - To Banbury came I; O prophane one ! Where I saw a puritane one, Hanging of his cat on Monday, For killing of a mouse on Sunday.
Página 118 - Our portion is not large, indeed ; But then how little do we need ! For nature's calls are few : In this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do.
Página 261 - Be even cautious in displaying your good sense. It will be thought you assume a superiority over the rest of the company.— But if you happen to have any learning, keep it a profound secret, especially from the men, who generally look with a jealous and malignant eye on a woman of great parts and a cultivated understanding.
Página 119 - With passions unruffled, untainted with pride, By reason my life let me square : The wants of my nature are cheaply supplied ; And the rest are but folly and care. How vainly through infinite trouble and strife, The many their labours employ ! Since all that is truly delightful in life, ... Is what all, if they please, may enjoy.
Página 244 - I'll tell you, friend, a wise man and a fool. You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk, Or, cobbler-like, the parson will be drunk, Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow : The rest is all but leather or prunello.
Página 27 - To mortall men great loads allotted be, But of all packs, no pack like poverty.
Página 110 - Fraught with kind wiflies, and fecured by truth ; The cordial drop heav'n in our cup has thrown, To make the naufeous draught of life go down...
Página 55 - Thro' wondrous fcenes of Being yet untry'd, Where in each ftage we fhall more perfect grow, And new perfections, new delights beftow. Oh ! would mankind but make thefe truths their guide, And force the helm from prejudice and pride, Were once thefe maxims fix'd, that God's our friend. Virtue our good, and happinefs our end, How foon muft reafon o'er the world prevail, And error, fraud, and luperftition fail ! None wou'd hereafter then with groundlefs fear, Defcribe th...

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